Best in Economics this week: January 13

So much for setting a target….

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http://www.businessinsider.com/opec-quota-versus-actual-production-2017-1

Free-trade has gone out of fashion for the (what used to be) free-trade party in the US
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http://johnhcochrane.blogspot.nl/2017/01/leaders-vs-followers.html

The Trump trade
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http://ritholtz.com/2016/12/friday-reads-42-6/

But it looks like it has become a bit of a consensus trade
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https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2017/01/06/2181920/that-trump-trade-in-full/

But is it a Trump trade to begin with…?
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/goldman-sachs-chief-economist-jan-hatzius-says-economy-good-but-there-are-three-risks-2017-1/

A bit of reading on impact investing
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http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21713839-more-and-more-investors-are-looking-beyond-just-financial-returns-impact-investing

Normally it would only be 10 dots in a graph

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/01/daily-chart-9

How Obama fared on the jobs front

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-added-156-000-jobs-in-december-1483709582

Which is closely linked to this one…

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2017/01/06/eight-years-labor-market-progress-and-employment-situation-december

Cool misleading maps

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/12/daily-chart-1?fsrc=rss

A classic

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https://ourworldindata.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/World-as-100-people-2-centuries-1.png

Some cool animal photographs

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http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/bigpicture/2016/12/23/amazing-animals/FGmQwxV9lzJpJvoEFp9NEP/story.html

Some classic photos colourised

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http://time.com/4028250/100-influential-photos-colorized/?xid=time_socialflow_twitter

 

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